The Fisheries Secretariat (FISH) is a non-profit organisation working towards sustainable fisheries in Europe and worldwide. Our long-term goal is healthy seas with thriving fish stocks and great diversity. We would like to see a profitable fishing sector working within the limits of the marine ecosystem, preserving the marine resources as well as their habitats. Our aim is sustainable use of fish and shellfish with minimal effects on the marine environment.
The Secretariat works towards more sustainable fisheries through information, international co-operation, capacity building and lobbying at an international level, but with a focus on the European Union. FISH has a particular mission to support and help other organisations, as well as the public, with information and knowledge. To achieve this, we are involved in, as well as run, our own projects.
FISH promotes the application of ecosystem-based management and the precautionary approach, together with practical solutions that minimise the effects of fishing on the marine environment. Our work is based on the best available knowledge and information.
The Norwegian Pelagic Fishing Course in Week 2 Norway
This winter's best week for NVG herring, and still a lot of mackerel from the west.
We had the best week of the winter with as much as 31,700 tonnes in the record, where the bes...
The impact of catching half of Pacific saury Japan
The decline in the Pacific saury (Cololabis saira) fishery continues
Last year's national catch of saury or saury decreased by almost 30% from the previous year, reaching a record low for the secon...